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Yoga & Wellbeing in Tuscany

  • Yoga holidays are becoming extremely popular at the moment, and for good reason. They offer many health benefits and the opportunity to take some much needed ‘you time’. What better time to practice yoga than whilst you are on holiday, at your most relaxed?

    Tuscany is an up and coming yoga destination with new schools opening across the region. It’s perhaps the perfect location to indulge in some deeply calming and reinvigorating yoga. Yoga enthusiasts will be pleased to discover that there’s lots of places offering yoga classes and retreats throughout Tuscany.

  • Why Tuscany is ideal for yoga holidays

    Imagine placing your yoga mat down next to an olive tree, or at the top of a hill overlooking a vast vineyard. Tuscany is praised for its jaw-dropping beauty and sensational scenery, and those who have been there will testify to the fact that it’s perhaps one of the most relaxing places on earth. The pace of life in Tuscany is gloriously slow and laid back, which means it’s an excellent place to unwind and relax your body and mind through the power of yoga.

  • Where can you do yoga in Tuscany?

    Our villas are ideally suited to hosting a yoga retreat. So if you’re a yoga guru looking for somewhere to host your next yoga holiday, contact us today for more information. Susan Gardner will be using one of our charming villas as the base for her upcoming yoga retreat.

    If you like to practice yoga yourself via an app, or you are an expert, you could stay in one of our luxurious private villas and practice as much yoga as you like during your holiday. Our large villas provide plenty of space, whether you want to do a session in the lounge, on the terrace, in the garden, or perhaps even by the pool.

  • Yoga schools and retreats in Tuscany

    1. It’s Yoga Florence
    Combine a yoga holiday with a city break in gorgeous Florence. ‘It’s Yoga Florence’ offers Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, as well as prenatal yoga, rocket yoga, group classes and even kids yoga to keep the little ones entertained. Held in a calm and friendly studio within a 600 year old building in Florence.

    2. Centro Yoga Grosseto di Ilaria Serini
    Centro Yoga offer yoga classes based in Grosseto. The classes last an hour and a half and are suitable for all abilities. They offer yoga on a relaxed, friendly environment with helpful and attentive teachers.

    3. Cintamani Yoga
    At Cintamani Yoga you can take classes in the heart of the Chianti hills in a beautiful setting. Their yoga classes are ‘designed to leave you with a new-won spirit of internal bliss, tranquility and more determination to conquer the objectives in your life.’ Choose from private yoga sessions or group classes which take place in the studio.

    4. Radici Yoga
    Another yoga school in the centre of Florence, Radici Yoga, has plenty of classes to try. They offer different types of yoga including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Pre/Post Natal,  and Hatha. At their centre they focus on the emotional, physical and spiritual benefits that yoga provides.

    5. Yoga Garage
    Yoga Garage is also based in Florence. Classes are held in a magnificent old church, so if you want to do yoga in a unique location, then this is your school. Yoga Garage offers classes in both English and Italian.

    6. Studio Yoga Maya
    Studio Yoga May is located next to Santo Spirito Square in Florence. Each class has between five and eight participants, and the classes last 90 minutes. The teachers here have lots of experience and offer classes tailored to each student. According to Studio Yoga Maya, ‘It is a cosy , silent and elegant ambience where you can “unplug” the spine and realign it toward a new center.’

    7. Centro Yoga Nisargadatta Ashram
    Centro Yoga is based in Pisa, and offers hour-long classes. Visit their website for more information.

    8. 19r Yoga and Pilates
    Another school located right in the centre of Florence, 19r Yoga is an International Yoga Alliance studio. If you want to train to become a yoga teacher, you can take teacher training sessions here. 19r Yoga focuses on Ashtanga yoga.

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Horseback Riding Tour Through Vineyards and Beautiful Villages from S Gimignano

Getting in tune with such an intelligent animal like a horse is rejuvenating for body and soul: cross the Chianti countryside paths led by an expert guide, admire those world famous hills covered by olive groves and vineyards and get in tune with nature, your horse and yourself.

Highlights:

  • Private tour for couple and small groups
  • Departure from an agreed meeting point or from your hotel at 9:30 am
  • Horse riding between vineyards and olive groves
  • Transfer by car to the winery where the experience takes place
  • Tuscan meal + 4 wine tastings
  • Return to our agreed meeting point or drop off to your hotel
  • Languages: Italian, English + French and Spanish on request

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Private Underground Barrel Cellar Dinners in Chianti Wine Region (Tuscany)

Exclusive Private Underground Wine Cellar at Boutique Winery in Chianti
Simply the most amazing dinner venue in all wine country to celebrate the love of food, wine, and great company
All inclusive dinner package includes:

  • Pick up directly at your address in Florence or Siena or Chianti wine area
  • Transportation service with English Speaking Driver
  • Time to stop for photos in Chianti
  • Time to explore San Gimignano medieval town and Monteriggioni medieval fortress
  • Private use of the underground barrel cellar
  • Wine tour and tasting at top Estate winery in Chianti Classico Wine Region
  • Enjoy a multi-course winemakers dinner with wine pairing cooked from the award farm kitchen
  • All courses served with wine pairing, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pecorino cheese
  • Return to your address

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Best of Lucca and Pisa Tour from Livorno

Explore Lucca and Pisa on a private Shore excursion led by a professional English speaking driver departing from the port of Livorno.

The picturesque fortress town of Lucca is steeped in historyit was here that Caesar, Pompeii and Crassus agreed to rule Rome as a triumvirate in 56 B.C. Later Lucca was the first town that accepted Christianity. Proceed to Pisa, a once-famous sea-trading republic and an arch-rival of nearby Genoa.

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